Foreclosure is when a lender seeks the forceful extinguishment of the ownership, possession, and lien rights of owners and other parties in a mortgaged property, so that the lender can sell the property at auction. These cases normally are filed when the borrower fails to keep up on mortgage payments. In Illinois, all foreclosures go through the courts, so they are known as judicial foreclosures.
JEP lawyers working on Foreclosure Defense provide services that may include:
- Foreclosure Defense: when a borrower files defenses and counterclaims that it may have to the foreclosure.
- Modifications: the lender and the borrower work out a deal to bring the mortgage current.
- Deed in Lieu: the borrower enters an agreement with the lender to hand the property over to the bank directly, in exchange for dropping the lawsuit.
- Consent Foreclosure: the bank and the borrower agree to have the court order that the lender has absolute title to the property secured by the mortgage, and that the borrower is released from any liability on the underlying debt.
Almanza Law LLC
Serves in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties
Mark Almanza is an alumnus of University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mark is committed to working with clients to obtain affordable access to the legal representation they deserve. Prior to founding Almanza Law, Mark worked at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a non-profit law office representing youth in juvenile and criminal court, and has handled numerous felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases ranging from DUI through First Degree Murder. Mark currently works with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation during arrest and investigations by the Chicago Police Department. As a child of immigrant parents, Mark understands the difficulties the immigrant community faces and is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Additionally, Mark has experience in real estate issues including handling mortgage foreclosures during the housing crisis and landlord/tenant issues. Mark focuses his practice on criminal defense, immigration, and residential real estate.
Mark can be reached at (312) 380-9012 or email@example.com. This firm charges a $100 consultation fee.
Main Street Attorney, LLC
Serves in Cook County
Daniel Brown is a consumer advocate. He dedicates his practice to helping regular people fight back against big banks and aggressive debt collectors. He helps consumers with bills sent to collections, creditor lawsuits, wage garnishment, repossession, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Consumer protection laws give people rights against their creditors. Daniel helps his clients understand these rights and develops a legal strategy that’s tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. He also offers affordable flat rates, contingency fees, and subscription pricing options instead of unpredictable hourly fees. He is passionate about delivering top quality legal services to ordinary people struggling with debt. Daniel earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009.
He can be reached at (773) 453-7410 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This firm does not charge a consultation fee.
Chicago Advocate Legal NFP
Serves in Cook County
Brian Gilbert is a Chicago area attorney specializing in housing, real estate and consumer law, and is part of Chicago Advocate Legal NFP. His practice is dedicated to serving low and moderate income individuals and families with landlord/tenant issues, including security deposit withholdings, evictions, bad conditions, and more. Brian earned his J.D. as a Dean’s List student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and his B.A., Cum Laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He holds a Certificate in Health Law from The John Marshall Law School as well.
You can reach him by phone at (312) 646-5315, or email at email@example.com. This firm charges $50 for in-person consultations and $25 for phone consultations.
Needle & Thread Law LLC
Serves in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties
Tina (“Ty”) Tran is a debt relief attorney, concentrating primarily on Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 Consumer Bankruptcy. She aspires to create an affirming and welcoming environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds, regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation. She believes in keeping the law simple and making it accessible for everyday people facing creditor lawsuits, wage garnishments, bank account freezes, foreclosures, and repossessions. Tina has a myriad of experience defending debtors trying to get back on their feet against debt collectors and their aggressive tactics. Start rebuilding your life today, stitch by stitch. Contact Needle & Thread Law for a future free from debt. When out of court and not at the office, Tina spends her time advocating for the equality and rights of all people. Debt relief attorney, and social justice advocate.
Tina Tran can be reached by telephone at (773) 609-3637 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This firm does not charge a consultation fee.